Campbell gets emotional after game 7 loss: "i've let in the worst goal of my career"

Published June 1, 2021 at 1:26 PM

There was a lot of sad faces to go around following game 7 between the Canadiens and Maple Leafs as the Leafs gave up a 3-1 series lead only to lose 3-1 against the Habs in game 7. Toronto goaltender Jack Campbell, who was very emotional following the loss, was particularly hard on himself.

"Just thinking of how hard our team battled and then for it to the end like that...the worst goal of my career happened in Game 7. It's unacceptable," said Campbell.

The goal he's referring to was the first of the game scored by Brendan Gallagher, a wrist shot that found the five-hole to beat Campbell clean (the video is below). It was honestly a pretty nice wrister, but Campbell insisted he should have had it.

"I think the team counts on me to be better than that, so I'm gonna get back to work and be better."

Campbell has nothing to be ashamed of. He was Toronto's best player besides William Nylander in the series and gave the Leafs a chance to win every night. If blame has to the placed, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have to take a healthy dose of it. The two forwards, who make over $20 million combined per season, had just one goal between them in the series.

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